Driving home from work today, figuring out a conversation between two characters that won’t even happen until book three – I start tearing up. Do your characters ever make you cry?
Regardless, feel free to laugh or cry for these characters:
Photo by Tri Nguyen
Setting is as necessary as plot and character, but only as far as it influences plot and character, the way the water-starved planet Arrakis affects everything that happens in Dune.
No one reads a book for the scenery; it’s a nice bonus if described artfully, but it’s not what makes us crack the pages.
Check out the last post of my guest series over at WritersClubKL – a warning to all writers. And experience a wide range of emotions while reading this week’s InMonstories:
Oops, I missed Chris
Saw Oblivion last night and found it better than I expected. That’s the second time this month! Love it when that happens. Also, just wrapped up a four-day weekend full of writing and fireworks!
Can this get any better? Oh yes:
Chris and another
I forgot to mention: the second in my series of guest posts over in Raina’s world is up; Writers: What Will You Do with Your Power? And ooo, Raina added in a Neil Gaiman speech (he is SUCH a pleasure to listen to). So check that out.